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Damien S.

Pittsburgh, PA

$30/hour

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California State University of Northridge
Deaf Studies
Gallaudet University
Master's

Education

California State University of Northridge (Deaf Studies)

Gallaudet University (Master's)

About Damien

Hello!

My name is Damien and I have just obtain my Masters in Arts in Cultural Studies (Deaf Studies) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. I am living in Tracy but I frequency commute to the Bay Area. I am fluent in American Sign Language and knowledgeable in Deaf Studies in the area of various of topics. I'm easy going, laid-back, and love to teach! I also currently looking for faculty teaching position in the Bay Area as well.

The best way to learn American Sign Language is to immersed in the social events with Deaf person\people in a 3D context. Yes, learning ASL from the books, websites, and other means is also great way to learn, however it is 2D and does not provide proximity contexts of the signs itself (hand-shape, palm orientation, movement, and so on). While American Sign Language is a beautiful language to learn but it is more than just a language. It is rich with history, culture, and complex grammatical structures. I not only teach ASL itself, but I also will teach Deaf Culture with it.
Hello!

My name is Damien and I have just obtain my Masters in Arts in Cultural Studies (Deaf Studies) from Gallaudet University in Washington, DC. I am living in Tracy but I frequency commute to the Bay Area. I am fluent in American Sign Language
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I'm flexible with hourly rate and negotiable.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15224
In-person lessons
Language:
Sign Language

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Sign Language

I have BA in Communication Studies from Gallaudet University and BA in Deaf Studies from California State University of Northridge, and last finally got my MA in Deaf Studies from Gallaudet University. I am fluent in ASL because it is my first language. I grew up going to California School for the Deaf, Fremont, CA. I have worked in the tutor center in Gallaudet University tutoring in ASL; fingerspelling, public speaking, grammar and structure, and other related fields for 3 years.

California State University of Northridge
Deaf Studies
Gallaudet University
Master's

Education

California State University of Northridge (Deaf Studies)

Gallaudet University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I'm flexible with hourly rate and negotiable.

Travel policy

Damien will travel within 10 miles of Pittsburgh, PA 15224.